Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems
Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust
Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust synthesizes research from various geoscience disciplines to examine Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems (VIPS) in depth. VIPS comprise a network of magma transport and storage features in the Earth s crust. These features include dykes, sills, and larger magma bodies that form the pathway and supply system of magma beneath active volcanoes. Combining basic principles with world-class research and informative illustrations, this unique reference presents a holistic view of each topic covered, including magma transport, magma chambers, tectonics, and volcanism.
Addressing a variety of approaches to these topics, Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems offers researchers and academics in Earth Science fields such as geophysics, volcanology, and igneous petrology the information they need to apply the information to their own disciplines.
- Provides an easily understandable overview of current research on VIPS
- Includes full color illustrations to increase understanding
- Covers fundamental information needed to optimize comprehension
- Features a field example from world-class research in each chapter, including photographs and maps
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Dr. Burchardt is an award-winning and prolific writer and has published in high-ranking and interdisciplinary scientific journals. She has also contributed book chapters on the topic of volcanic plumbing systems (please see publication list for details) and has won several poster prizes and published photographs in scientific calendars, underlining her qualification in communicating visually.
A unique, interdisciplinary reference summarizing the key principles of the dynamic field of VIPS research for geologists, geophysicists, and volcanologists